A Simple Trick To Make You Sound Like A Pro

In this lesson, I show you a really handy trick you can use to sound like a pro. Once you've mastered it, it will allow you to thicken up any melody line with block chords and complex harmonies.

It's a common block chord technique which uses 2 main chords; major(add6) and diminished 7. By using every inversion of these two chords you can play up the major bebop scale, alternating between the two to get the desired melody note at the top.

This technique is commonly heard in jazz but it is a great tool suited for many different genres.

Lesson Summary:

  • Overview of what the technique does and when to use it
  • Break down of the chords & their inversions
  • Putting it all together
  • Finish with some examples and practice tips

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